MPG Challenge 2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI achieves 45 mpg combined -… — Volkswagen Passat sedan VII

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MPG Challenge: 2014 Volkswagen TDI achieves 45 mpg combined

The Volkswagen we get in the United States debuted in as a car designed and built specifically for our Built in Chattanooga, TN, the Passat is based on the Jetta platform but to a 110” wheelbase and widened by 2”.

The largest sedan Volkswagen in America, Volkswagen exports Passat to countries like Korea, Canada, and the Middle A version of this Passat is built and sold in China.

The is cleanly German with its crisp lines, familiar and traditional Volkswagen design The TDI starts out with the mid-level SE grade which has standard 18” wheels, body color and mirrors but only halogen

Our tester came in a shimmering of Night Blue Metallic and paired with a Moonrock leatherette interior. The cabin is specifically for American drivers are statistically larger on average. means wide flat because, um…well you know.

The has a horizontal design layout affords a sense of space. It spacious indeed and offers up an of high quality materials but has some hard plastics in areas. The SE with Sunroof with a glass sliding and sunroof, heated seats power for driver, and a tilt steering wheel.

From the wheel the cockpit is simple and to business. Switchgear is high to the touch and the instrument cluster up a customizable LCD screen to display a if information. A standard twist-key comes with the SE, console push-button on SEL trims.

We liked the center stack with the standard touch audio system. It is easy to use just the right mix of hard controls and responsive, well out virtual buttons. The HVAC remain a three knob which is generously easy to

Rear seat passengers love the leg room afforded by the wheelbase. Large door make getting in and out a no head-bang such as in the Toyota Avalon its raked roof line. are rear vents as well as a down arm rest with cup

The Passat has generous trunk and 60/40 fold down seats. There’s also a deal of storage including a second glove box on the driver The interior’s only fault is it seems a bit bland in design, some pizazz.

The heart and soul of the TDI is Volkswagen’s 2.0 liter turbo-diesel engine they offer in virtually all models except for the Touareg With common rail its quieter and smoother than of the past, and with a full system emits no smoke at

The engine provides a healthy of grunt despite its moderate 140 Acceleration is strong at the low rpm range sue in to its 236 lb-ft of torque. Car and Driver it accelerates from 0-60 in 8.6 which feels about

Volkswagen Passat sedan VII

Mated to a six-speed DSG automatic its rated at 30 mpg city, 40 mpg highway, and 34 mpg The transmission is not as smooth as a traditional but its not meant to be. It’s a manual in soul, shifted by your for better power delivery and economy.


The Passat handles much you’d expect from a drive German car. It has a independent suspension with Struts up front a more multi-link design at the rear. The around town and on the highway is and solid. The electric power offers little road but is weighted well and still of quality and precision.

Our testing a good deal of highway as well as city. The Passat TDI it has the poise for both jaunts in roads as well as provide a comfortable place for a long trip.

On the freeway at speed the diesel is a faded memory. The ride is and serene just as you would in a gasoline powered vehicle.

Our economy observed is what knocked us out. We achieved a city and highway average of 45 mpg 900 miles. This was verified by a fill up as well as the trip which was dead on.

This is fuel economy when you this is what you’d from compact hybrid but without the drivability issue offer up and its a full size to boot. Yes diesel fuel is a bit than gasoline, but still is phenomenal performance.

All said we away very impressed the Passat TDI and understand well why 32% of buyers choose the diesel option. You can option up for the SEL and SEL Premium to get creature comforts, leather and a bit more of that pizazz we

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